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ethology

noun ethol·o·gy \ē-ˈthä-lə-jē\

Definition of ETHOLOGY

1
:  a branch of knowledge dealing with human character and with its formation and evolution
2
:  the scientific and objective study of animal behavior especially under natural conditions
etho·log·i·cal \ˌē-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌe-thə-\ adjective
ethol·o·gist \ē-ˈthä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of ETHOLOGY

Greek ethos + English -logy
First Known Use: circa 1843

ethology

noun ethol·o·gy \ē-ˈthäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ethol·o·gies

Medical Definition of ETHOLOGY

:  the scientific and objective study of animal behavior especially under natural conditions
etho·log·i·cal \ˌē-thə-ˈläj-i-kəl, ˌeth-ə-\ adjective

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